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Food & Wine
Food & Wine
East Gippsland has an incredible abundance of fresh local produce: fruit & vegetables, beef, lamb, seafood, milk, cream, eggs, nuts which are all grown in this diverse produce growing region.
With its fertile soils, good rainfall and temperate climate, East Gippsland is a food bowl for Australia, producing fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. The region is also renowned for its quality Gippsland beef and excellent seafood. As well as a plentiful supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, the region produces quality wines, beer, olives and olive oil, chocolate, beef and condiments.
Set out on the Twin Rivers Farm-Food & Wine Trail to learn about local food production from the producers and growers themselves. Pack a picnic filled with goodies for an al fresco lunch, or settle into a cafe or restaurant and savour your meal with a glass of wine from our award wining wineries.
East Gippsland Food Map
The East Gippsland Food Map is a great way to discover the regions best local food and wine producers and experience the wonderful fresh produce East Gippsland has to offer.
Enjoy apples straight off the farm, wine from the cellar door, beer brewed locally, homemade fresh gnocchi or experience the wonderfully fresh fruit and vegetables in this region. The East Gippsland Food Map is a wonderful way to experience all the food and wine delights of the farms, orchards and wineries. Meet the growers and producers and taste the fresh local produce.
Feast On East Direct
Feast On East Direct is an online produce market which allows consumers to buy direct from Eastern Gippsland food and wine producers, and provides a link to connect with the people who grow and produce the food and wine. Feast On East Direct is a regional enterprise built on collaborative principles, which is committed to creating shared value for food producers, their customers and our Eastern Gippsland communitites.
Whether you need something, or it's an impulse buy, wonderful shopping opportunities await you in East Gippsland. Stroll around the retail and commercial hub of Bairnsdale where you will find an array of stores throughout town. You will find everything you need and more when you use the Bairnsdale Gift Card program.
Visit boutiques in smaller towns such as Metung and Paynesville or explore the retail strip along the Lakes Entrance foreshore. East Gippsland shops offer everything you could need from the grocery basics through to leading international brands. Enjoy souvenir shops, explore galleries, cafes and eateries, taste and buy local food products, browse fashion outlets, trawl through shopping centres, pharmacies and speciality stores.East Gippsland is home to many favourite national chains in food, clothing, electronics, white goods, hardware and more. The region also boasts a range of antiques and collectables. Pick up a bargain at one of the many regular regional markets or from a vintage and second hand outlet.